The Priory
The Priory
by Michael Wynne

Directed by Tom Redican
 


Tuesday 8th -
Saturday 12th September, 2015


The Tower Theatre performing
at Theatro Technis

Photography by David Sprecher
Cast
Kate : Helen McGill
Laura : Angharad Ormond
Rebecca : Virginia Lee
Daniel : Joel Dyer
Ben : Adam Forbes
Carl : Neil Streete
Adam : Lawrence Bolton
Production Team
Director : Tom Redican
Set Design : Nicole Figini
Costume Design : Lawrence Bolton
Lighting Design : Adam Taylor
Sound Design : Phillip Ley

Stage Manager : Kate Sibley
Assistant Director/ASM : Emilia Teglia
Lighting Operator : Adam Taylor or Phillip Ley
Sound Operator : Kaushal Ginige
Set Construction and Get-in : Michael Bettell, Phillip Ley, John McSpadyen, Robert Irvine, Jude Chalk & Keith Syrett


The Priory is Helen McGill's sixth show with Tower, having performed in Time and The Conways, Marching Song, Chalet Lines and Dumb Show in previous seasons. Helen has also performed with Putney Arts Theatre, where she played the role of Phoebe in Party. Before arriving in London in 2013, she acted with companies in Liverpool where her roles included Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Yelena in Uncle Vanya.
 
Angharad Ormond was last seen on stage in June's production of Little Nell. She trained at Drama Studio London and has performed throughout the country since the age of 8, including five seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe, a six-month schools tour in a musical version of The Selfish Giant and a stint at the Faerie Festival in Cornwall. Other credits include : as an actor, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the title role in Pinocchio and Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera; as director, The Trial and Blue Remembered Hills both for the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham.
Virginia Lee is a recent graduate of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, where she studied an MA in Acting. Roles whilst training included Rachel (13), Audrey (Audrey), and Kent (King Lear). Whilst at Nottingham University her roles included Rita (Educating Rita) for which she was awarded Best Actress, Tamora (Titus Andronicus) and The Duchess (Mercury Fur) in the National Student Drama Festival. She has acted in shows on the Edinburgh Fringe and is a member of the National Youth Theatre. Virginia is thrilled to working with the Tower for the first time, and feels lucky to begin with such a hysterical play.
 
London native Joel Dyer trained at RADA and has since enjoyed a variety of work on stage as well as roles in commercials and music videos. He played Alex in Sleeping Dogs at Barons Court Theatre, Oliver in The Pride, Joseph in The Lichfield Mysteries at Lichfield Cathedral and most recently Saucy Jack and Dr Whackoff in cult musical Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens in Clapham and Soho. Additional stage credits include Rent, Enron, Ladies Down Under, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Earthquakes In London, The Accrington Pals, The Libertine, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Yerma and After October.
Adam Forbes is originally from Norwich and moved to London in 2012. He has studied at the renowned Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in Los Angeles. This is his second show in London, following his appearance in the Tower's production of Farewell to the Theatre. Previous theatre credits include The Long, the Short and the Tall and Les Misérables
 
This is Neil Streete's second role with the Tower, having appeared in Sailor, Beware! earlier this year.
Lawrence Bolton is new to the Tower Theatre and is excited to be involved. His previous credits include the recent London run of cult musical Saucy Jack & the Space Vixens and Timeline at the Edinburgh Fringe. He was one time an extra in Harry Potter. His favourite Britney Spears song is Toxic ... no maybe Womanizer. No, it's definitely Toxic.
 
Tom Redican was new to the Tower at the start of 2015; since then he has assistant directed Foxfinder, appeared as Edward in Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, and is now directing The Priory. A recent graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, other acting work includes Knives in Hens (Mountview), The Commune (a new play by Rebecca Lenkiewicz), Blue Stockings (Central), The Lonesome West and Hamlet (both at the Nottingham New Theatre). He is hugely grateful for the opportunity to direct his first full-length production, and for all the fun he's had with the Tower this year (so far!).